REDOUTABLE HEART off a year off and two solid trials looks ready to go first-up here. The form around him, given it is a year ago, is quite good, but off the two trials he looks ready to go and is back to his best form. His winning strike rate is an issue, but after the claim he looks well in.
RYKER has trialled in imposing fashion here. He is another one with a horrid winning strike rate, but at his best he is a stakes class horse. 1300m looks to be a perfect starting point here and he is a winner first-up in the past.
CANA won well last start after coming out of some really good races before then. She takes on the boys here which is a touch concerning, but given the strength of her last start win, she has to be respected.
ASINARA was plain horrid first-up. She never worked into the race and looked a chance at any stage. Maybe it had to do with the rain that fell before and during the run. With mares, you never know what can set them off, but she is double her price here and could easily turn it around.
BURNING PASSION comes into this race with the same set-up that has won him races in the past, which is a trial between runs. He rises 7kgs in weight off his last run, which was in better grade than this.
SELECTIONS: No 5 REDOUTABLE HEART, No 4 Ryker, No 7 Cana, No 9 Asinara, No 1 Burning Passion.
VALUE RUNNER: No 4 Ryker.